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Angel

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663k Angela (English)
114k Angelina (Italian)
88k Angelica (Latin)
76k Angelo (Italian)
27k Angelique (French)
2k Angelie (French)

How popular is the baby name Angel in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1888 8 0 8
1890 5 0 5
1891 5 0 5
1894 5 5 0
1896 5 0 5
1899 7 0 7
1900 6 0 6
1907 15 6 9
1908 16 7 9
1909 16 6 10
1910 13 0 13
1911 12 0 12
1912 34 8 26
1913 37 7 30
1914 44 7 37
1915 40 10 30
1916 78 15 63
1917 66 11 55
1918 63 8 55
1919 80 10 70
1920 97 12 85
1921 87 17 70
1922 102 12 90
1923 100 18 82
1924 132 20 112
1925 141 19 122
1926 149 19 130
1927 151 20 131
1928 155 19 136
1929 144 13 131
1930 187 21 166
1931 125 18 107
1932 145 20 125
1933 114 14 100
1934 133 14 119
1935 109 15 94
1936 110 13 97
1937 116 13 103
1938 105 14 91
1939 107 21 86
1940 109 19 90
1941 150 42 108
1942 136 31 105
1943 156 39 117
1944 145 31 114
1945 149 24 125
1946 176 39 137
1947 213 42 171
1948 275 52 223
1949 239 53 186
1950 282 47 235
1951 330 56 274
1952 366 54 312
1953 402 72 330
1954 529 92 437
1955 530 97 433
1956 620 123 497
1957 712 146 566
1958 720 189 531
1959 821 217 604
1960 931 267 664
1961 1,263 596 667
1962 1,140 450 690
1963 1,060 411 649
1964 1,120 423 697
1965 1,124 402 722
1966 1,205 438 767
1967 1,174 400 774
1968 1,334 503 831
1969 1,577 639 938
1970 2,145 1,108 1,037
1971 2,489 1,490 999
1972 2,901 1,944 957
1973 2,862 1,815 1,047
1974 2,561 1,451 1,110
1975 2,690 1,598 1,092
1976 2,780 1,642 1,138
1977 3,381 2,137 1,244
1978 3,182 1,935 1,247
1979 3,004 1,697 1,307
1980 3,109 1,691 1,418
1981 3,114 1,815 1,299
1982 3,188 1,745 1,443
1983 2,923 1,575 1,348
1984 3,101 1,685 1,416
1985 3,340 1,781 1,559
1986 3,231 1,583 1,648
1987 3,100 1,445 1,655
1988 3,531 1,704 1,827
1989 3,890 1,716 2,174
1990 4,068 1,663 2,405
1991 4,519 1,834 2,685
1992 4,744 1,695 3,049
1993 4,668 1,632 3,036
1994 5,151 1,675 3,476
1995 5,467 1,733 3,734
1996 5,851 1,939 3,912
1997 6,726 2,212 4,514 #86 boy name
1998 7,153 2,384 4,769 #81 boy name
1999 8,131 2,730 5,401 #73 boy name
2000 9,136 2,832 6,304 #67 boy name
2001 10,053 3,079 6,974 #58 boy name
2002 11,282 3,097 8,185 #49 boy name
2003 12,038 2,886 9,152 #47 boy name
2004 12,121 2,613 9,508 #44 boy name
2005 13,365 2,384 10,981 #32 boy name
2006 13,816 2,222 11,594 #31 boy name
2007 13,655 2,292 11,363 #34 boy name
2008 12,467 2,120 10,347 #36 boy name
2009 11,718 1,877 9,841 #37 boy name
2010 10,368 1,606 8,762 #42 boy name
2011 8,997 1,471 7,526 #52 boy name
2012 8,409 1,396 7,013 #57 boy name
2013 7,570 1,217 6,353 #67 boy name
2014 7,471 1,187 6,284 #67 boy name
2015 7,161 1,102 6,059 #64 boy name

Want to know about the popularity of the Angel baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 308,679 babies born with the name Angel in the United States. That's more than enough Angels to occupy the territory of French Polynesia (France) with an estimated population of 277,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1888 when it was given to 8 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Angel" was in 2006 with a total of 11,594 babies. (That's a lot of baby Angels)

According to the 1997 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Angel" ranks #72 in popularity as a baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, 299 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1997. Across the entire United States a total of 6,726 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Angel" mean? The list below shows the origins of Angel as well as things modernly associated with the name Angel such as celebrities named Angel.

Origin and Meaning of Angel

The name "Angel" is of Greek origin, and it means "Messenger of God". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun An"gel
Senses
  1. A messenger.(R)"The dear good angel of the Spring, The nightingale." [B. Jonson.]
  2. A spiritual, celestial being, superior to man in power and intelligence. In the Scriptures the angels appear as God's messengers."O, welcome, pure-eyed Faith, white-handed Hope, Thou hovering angel, girt with golden wings." [Milton.]
  3. One of a class of “fallen angels;” an evil spirit; as, the devil and his angels .
  4. A minister or pastor of a church, as in the Seven Asiatic churches.(Archaic)"Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write." [Rev. ii. 1.]
  5. Attendant spirit; genius; demon.
  6. An appellation given to a person supposed to be of angelic goodness or loveliness; a darling."When pain and anguish wring the brow, A ministering angel thou." [Sir W. Scott.]
  7. [Numis] An ancient gold coin of England, bearing the figure of the archangel Michael. It varied in value from 6s. 8d. to 10s.

Note: Angel is sometimes used adjectively; as, angel grace; angel whiteness.

Etymology: AS. ængel engel, influenced by OF. angele angle, F. ange. Both the AS. and the OF. words are from L. angelus, Gr. 'a`ggelos messenger, a messenger of God, an angel

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The highest waterfall; has more than one leap; flow varies seasonally
  2. Spiritual being attendant upon God
  3. Invests in a theatrical production
  4. Person of exceptional holiness

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Angel Lopez is a football biography. Angel was born in 1981 in Las Palmas, Spain.

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Angel Boris is a playboy playmate. Angel was born in 1974 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.

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Angel was born in 1980.

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Angel Williams

Angel Williams is a professional wrestler. Angel was born in 1981 as Lauren Williams in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Angel

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Alternative Meanings

A is for accord, the harmony you spread.

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

G is for glitter, the spark that is you.

E is for extra, those little things you do!

L is for loyalty, that you show.

Your name in reverse order is "Legna". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Nlage". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Angel born Nov 22, 1983

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Hungary approximately on 1775. Your profession was leader, major, and captain.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main lesson in present - to develop magnanimity and feeling of brotherhood. Try to become less adhered to material property and learn to have only as many, as you may give back.

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